By Eric Flottmann, Chief Operating Officer at Higher Ed Growth
Top colleges, universities and higher education leaders from across the country gathered in Orlando last week for the 2016 Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU)* Exposition and Convention.
A proud sponsor of the event, Higher Ed Growth (HEG) led sessions on creating better student outcomes and meeting compliance in the ever-changing education landscape. These two topics continue to be top of mind for the industry, and they’re also central to “Aligning the Future,” which was APSCU’s focus this year.
Based on the sessions and peer conversations, here’s how industry leaders from APSCU 2016 are paving the way for higher ed.
June 13, 2016 - Washington, DC - The below can be attributed to Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities:
"The regulation put forth today by the U.S. Department of Education will cause millions of students to lose access to higher education and leave American taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars. How this will increase the number of career ready graduates, is unclear.
June 8, 2016 – Washington, DC – The newly renamed Career Education Colleges and Universities announced the election of new board leadership and newly elected board members following their successful Convention in Orlando, FL.
Association rebranded with name worthy of the mission and dedication to preparing America’s workers for America’s future
Washington, DC – June 6, 2016 - The combination of a new high-technology work place and a generational transition of workers requires a career education sector focused on preparing new professionals. Today, in a vote of its membership at its 2016 Annual Convention, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities formally unveiled a new name: Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) and a new mission statement.
This evolution is driven in part by the fact that:
June 03, 2016, Washington, DC – This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 7.4 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.8 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because employers demand "job ready" employees and prospective employees are simply not able to bridge the skills gap without appropriate education and training.